We are a group of developers who focus on the OS X and iOS SDKs (Cocoa and Cocoa Touch).
Beginners are welcome to attend the meetings. iOS or Mac programming experience is not a prerequisite. Our meetings are informal and they are always free. The Thursday meetings generally have one or two scheduled speakers. The Tuesday gatherings are completely unstructured, and are a good place to come with specific coding questions.
Seattle Xcoders was founded in October 2004. Early meetings were held in the classroom at the University Village Apple Store, back when there was a classroom (where the Genius Bar is now). From 2005 to 2008, we operated as a SIG under DBUG (Seattle's Mac user group). Since then, we have been hosted by several different tech companies. Our program meetings are currently hosted by Madrona Venture Group and by Thinkspace.